Ten years after that, his sister Dakota was killed in a L.A. pedestrian accident.
The Crisis in American Walking Tom Vanderbilt, Slate How we got off the pedestrian path.
Every car passenger and pedestrian is checked, one by one, until the operatives find their target.
1716, "prosaic, dull" (of writing), from Latin pedester (genitive pedestris) "plain, not versified, prosaic," literally "on foot" (sense contrasted with equester "on horseback"), from pedes "one who goes on foot," from pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)). Meaning "going on foot" is first attested 1791 in English (it also was a sense of Latin pedester). The earlier adjective in English was pedestrial (1610s).
"walker," 1793, from pedestrian (adj.).